Senior Aziz N'Diaye was honored with three awards, including the Harshman Award for the team's top rebounder.
The Huskies finish the 2012-13 campaign with a 18-16 record; drop in the first round NIT at BYU.
After two years, six cities, two continents and not being drafted, 2011 Huskies captain Justin Holiday suits up Wednesday night for his first NBA game - with his brother Jrue.
Abdul Gaddy has accomplished far more than that at UW, despite what you may have read or heard.
Transfer Perris Blackwell's debut plus the arrival of Nigel Williams-Goss and others have coach Lorenzo Romar believing depth, pressing and thus scoring will return next season.
ASU vs. UW Post Game Conference
UW vs. Cal State Fullerton Post Game Conference
UW vs. Albany Players Post Game Conference
Layola vs. UW Romar and N'Diaye Post Game Conference
Terrence Ross Dunk
Photos from the 2012-13 end of season Husky Men's Basketball banquet. (Photos by Scott Eklund/Red Box Pictures)
Washington travels to BYU for the first round of the NIT
Washington vs. Oregon
Washington State vs. Washington State - AP Photos
N'Diaye Quick Notes
Ends his career 7th all-time on UW's career FG percent list (.560) and 4th with 113 blocks.
Fourth Husky in last 40 years with 300 rebounds in a single season, joining Jon Brockman, Todd MacCulloch and Chris Welp.
Just the third Husky named to the Pac-12 All-Defensive Team in 2012.
The 12th player in UW history to stand 7-foot or taller and just the third in the Romar era. Is the first Husky player ever from Africa.
Was part of NBA and NIKE sponsored SEEDS program and appears in documentary on the emergence of basketball in Africa called "Elevate".
2012-13 (Senior) - Ends his career 7th all-time on UW's career FG percentage list (.560) and 4th with 113 blocks ... fourth Husky in last 40 years with 300 rebounds in a single season, joining Jon Brockman, Todd MacCulloch and Chris Welp ... led the Pac-12 with 112 offensive rebounds and was among the Pac-12 leaders in double-doubles (11, T4th), offensive rebounds per game (3.3, 1st), rebounding (9.1 rpg, 4th), FG percentage (.561, 4th), defensive rebounds (5.8, T7th) and blocks (1.2, 9th) ... 10+ points 19 games ... 10+ rebounds in team-high 18 games, 8+ in 27 games ... scored in double figures 33 times during his career and grabbed over 10 rebounds 31 times ... 17 career double-doubles ... equaled his best streak with 3 games of 10-plus points out of the gates ... 16 rebounds in season-opener vs. Loyola-Md., plus 10 points and 3 blocks for his 7th career double-double ... recorded back-to-back double-doubles for the first time when he had 13 pts and 11 rebounds vs. Albany ... career-high 38 minutes and 6 FT makes (9 attempts) vs. Seton Hall ... 11 rebounds vs. Ohio St ... scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half vs. Saint Louis, shooting 5x6 from the field in the half ... double-double (14 pts/11 rebs) at Seattle U ... notched 4th double-double with 13 pts and 12 rebs vs. Northern Illinois ... season low 0 points, 3 rebounds and 14 minutes after getting in foul trouble at UConn ... 5th double-double of the season with 14 points on 7-9 shooting and 10 rebounds at WSU ... 6th double-double, 12 pt/12 reb/4 block performance at Cal ... 14 points at Stanford, including perfect 4 for 4 FT's, including 2 that broke a tie and gave UW the lead for good ... scored 6 pts, 11 rebs vs. Colorado and Utah ... 10 pts/10 rebs for 7th double-double of the season at OSU ... averaged 13.0 ppg and 10.5 rpg vs. Arizona and Arizona State, including a career-high 16 vs. ASU ... 8th double-double of the season vs. Arizona, plus 3 blocks to become the 4th Husky with 100 in their career ... career high 16 points and 9th double-double of the year vs. ASU, including game-winning 3-point play and game-saving block shot ... career-high 18 rebounds at UCLA and his Pac-10 league lead tying 10th double-double ... 11th double-double with 10 pts/12 rebs at USC, but was 2x9 from FT line ... 11 rebounds vs. Oregon ... grabbed 11 rebounds, his 30th career game with 10+, vs. USC ... 10 rebounds on senior day vs. UCLA ... 8.5 rpg in Pac-12 tournament ... scored 10 points and blocked 2 shots in the final game of his career at BYU.
2011-12 (Junior) - Played in 33 games, making starts in 31 games ... led the team with 240 rebounds and tied for team high with 33 blocks ... shot 52.2% from the field, which was 3rd best on team ... was a member of the five-man Pac-12 All-Defensive Team ... is 8th all-time in UW history with 72 blocks ... was 4th among the conference's rebounders (7.3 rpg), 12th in blocked shots (1.0 bpg), 3rd in offensive rebounds per game (2.7 rpg), 7th in defensive rebounds 4.6 and 11th in FG percentage (.522) ... scored in double figures 11 times (14 total in his career) and grabbed over 10 rebounds 7 times (13 times in his career) ... six career double- doubles, 3 this season ... missed the exhibition game vs. Seattle Pacific and several days of practice after suffering a concussion during a scrimmage ... had team-hi's 8 rebounds and 5 blocks in season-opener vs. Ga. State ... notched his fourth career double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds vs. Fla. Atlantic ... 11 points and 6 rebs. at St. Louis ... 8 points and 7 boards vs. Houston Baptist ... grabbed 12 rebounds at Nevada in a career-high 36 minutes of action ... notched his ninth career double-figure rebound night with 13 vs. Marquette ... averaged 4.0 ppg & 9.0 rebounds in 2 games in NYC ... hurt his knee in the second half vs. Duke and is missed two games while recovering ... returned to action vs. CS-Northridge and scored 11 pts, grabbed 7 rebounds and blocked 2 shots in 16 mins of action ... 10 pts and 7 rebounds in 30 mins of action vs. OSU ... defensive stalwart vs. Oregon blocking 3 shots and recording 2 steals, plus scored 8 points and grabbed 6 rebounds ... scored 9 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and was 3x4 from FTs at Utah ... averaged 13.0 ppg, 10.5 rpg & 1.0 bpg in two games vs. Seattle U and WSU ... 14 points and 13 rebounds vs. Seattle U for his fifth career double-double ... 12 pts and 8 rebounds vs. WSU, including 4x4 from the FT line - just his 2nd perfect night from the line during his career ... averaged 9.5 ppg and 9.0 rpg vs. Cal and Stanford ... notched his third double-double of the year, 6th of his career with 14 points on a career-hi 7 FG's and 12 rebounds vs. Cal ... 12 pts and 8 rebounds at Arizona ... averaged 8 pts, 8 rebs in sweep of UCLA & USC ... 11 rebounds, 7 points vs. UCLA ... averaged only 6 ppg and 3.5 rpg during Oregon swing ... averaged 10 pts, 8 rebs, 2 blks in sweep of ASU/AZ ... came off the bench in Arizona game because of senior day and had 8 pts, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks ... 5.8 ppg & 5.3 rpg during the NIT ...11 points and 7 rebounds vs. Northwestern in the 2nd round of the NIT ... was scoreless for the only time during the year in season finale vs. Minnesota.
2010-11 (Sophomore) - Named to the Pac-10 All-International Team by Netscouts Basketball ... played in all 35 games, making 25 starts ... led team in FG percentage (57.9%) and was second with 39 blocks and 5.7 rebounds per game ... had started 20-consecutive games, before coming off the bench at Arizona ... his 13.2 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per 40 minutes led the team ... has 6 games with 10+ rebounds and three double-doubles this season ... ranked 6th in the Pac-10 with 1.1 blocks per game and 13th with 5.7 rebounds per game ... made a stellar debut vs. McNeese State with 13 points,15 rebounds and 2 blocks in just 15 minutes of action ... was big in Maui Invitational with 5.3 ppg, 6.0 rpg & 2.7 blocks per game ... grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked five shots vs. Kentucky and helped UW rally from 14 point first half deficit to take one point lead into halftime ... made first career start vs. Long Beach State and suffered cut to lip that required four stitches ... scored nine points, snagged 5 rebounds and swatted 4 shots when paired with Matthew Bryan-Amaning in the starting lineup for the first time vs. San Francisco ... recorded his second double-double of the year with 11 points and 10 rebounds vs. Nevada ... scored 6 points on 3x3 shooting and grabbed six rebounds at UCLA ... 7 points, 5 rebounds, 2 blocks vs. OSU ... grabbed 11 rebounds in 20 minutes at Stanford ... had six points and blocked 3 shots vs. Cal ... 9 points (4x4 FG), 6 rebounds, 3 blocks and a steal vs. Stanford ... solid week vs. Bay Area schools with 15 points on 7x8 shooting, 6 blocks and 10 rebounds ... scored a career-high 15 points, plus 10 rebounds, hit 5-of-6 free throws and blocked 3 shots en route to third double-double of the season at Seattle U ... attempted a Pac-10 season high 8 shots vs. WSU and grabbed 9 rebounds ... averaged 9.0 rebounds over 3 game stretch vs. Seatle, WSU, UCLA ... averaged 20 minutes, 5.0 ppg and 8.0 rebounds in two NCAA games ... was inserted back into the starting lineup for the North Carolina game and grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds.
College of Southern Idaho - Redshirted the 2009-10 season after tearing his ACL...averaged 8.5 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.3 blocks in 31 games as a freshman...made 26 starts and averaged 21.4 minutes in helping his team to a 22-9 record...career bests include 24 points, 14 rebounds and 8 blocked shots.
Prep School - Attended one year of prep school at Lake Forest Academy in Lake Forest, Ill. during the 2007-08 season, where he played for coach Matt Vaughn...averaged 9.1 points, 7.1 rebounds and blocked 2.9 shots and helped team to a 24-7 record...scored 20 points and had seven dunks in his debut...missed 11 games after dislocating his knee cap...teamed with fellow seven-footer Kyle Rowley, who spent two seasons at Northwestern.
Personal - Name is pronounced: AH-zeese EN-jai ("jai" rhymes with "eye")...joins Joe Wolfinger as the only seven-footers signed at Washington during Romar's head coaching tenure and is just the 12th player to stand over seven feet tall in UW hoops history...originally from Dakar, Senegal...French is his native language...prior to arriving in the United States, was part of the NBA and NIKE sponsored SEEDS program (Sports for Education and Economic Development in Senegal)...also participated in Basketball Without Borders...played on the South African Junior National team...took part in the 2006 adidas Superstar Camp...grew up playing soccer and did not become interested in basketball until he was 14 years old.
Articles on N'Diaye
A Big-Time Talent
By Dan Shalin, Pioneer Press, March 20, 2008
|N'Diaye's Career Highs|
|Points: 16 vs. Arizona State, 2/3|
|FG: 7, 4x, last vs. ASU, 2/3/13|
|3pt FG: None|
|FT: 6 vs. Seton Hall, 11/17/12|
|Rebounds: 18 at UCLA, 2/7/13|
|Assists: 2, 5x, last at USC, 2/10/13|
|Blocks: 5, 2x, last vs. Georgia St., 11/12/11|
|Steals: 2, 6x, last at BYU, 3/19/13|
|Minutes: 38, 2x, last vs. Oregon, 3/14/13|